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♪ are big and bright ♪ deep in the heart of texas ♪ i wish they all could be california girls >> bill: a tale of two americans. texas and california. which is the better place to live and why? what is the vast difference between the two most populated states about america say? >> does do your parents ask you for money when you go back home? >> yes. >> does that ever work? >> i think it does work. >> you can't give people money and help them. >> tim allen criticizing the obama administration. is that a smart thing to do career-wise? adam corolla will have some thoughts. >> what's nascar all about? >> sunshine, palm trees everywhere. perfect place for a championship. >> watters world goes to the big nascar championship. >> do you guys ever watch bill o'reilly on the fox news channel. >> i thought bill o'reilly was on the food network. >> bill: we have revved up report. >> caution. you where to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. a tale of two americans, california and texas. that is the subject of this evening'
at a northern california facility for the elderly. the deadly ingredient that sent for others to the hospital. >> show us the money. one big campaign theme for candidates all across the nation. next, who is behind these record-setting donations. >> and honoring the space here on this veterans holiday weekend. neil armstrong's connection to a military icon in the east bay. it's 8:30 sunday, november 11. thanks for joining us. >> a lot of news to cover. super majority in sacramento. what does it mean for the republican party? we are sitting down with chairman of the republican party to talk about the future. >> yet, when it comes to california and the rest of the nation. we've got a lot coming up. also, our conversation with senator mark leno about the brand-new power. >> and we sit down with leader willie brown and say, okay, future of nancy pelosi. she did reclaim the house. is she staying on in washington customer. >> a lot coming up, but the weather forecast is cold. even colder than what we saw yesterday at this time. frost advisory. >> there are frost advisories posted as well. they were
the congressional races. we'll tell you who will keep their seat and who will lose it. >>> california voters decide to raise their own taxes. how governor jerry brown convinced them to do it. >>> we're live in san jose we'll tell you which measures passed in santa clara county and which didn't. you may be surprised to find that out. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day it's wednesday november 7th i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. thank you for waking up with us this morning. let's check in with steve paulson. the weather is already changing i guess. but i did vote for warm weather, steve. >> then election came in for you on monday and tuesday. but for us rooking for colder weather the results will show up later today and more likely tomorrow. we have a very strong cold front coming in. today is that between day. 60s and 70s. a lot of the fog and low clouds are back. temperatures will begin their cool down. >>> traffic on 24 westbound between walnut creek and oakland looks good. the fog is not low here. steve has mentioned the fog. definitely foggier and chillier. the co
. . with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california. >> i wish to yield one minute to the speaker of the house, the honorable, john boehner. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the speaker. the speaker: let me thank my colleague for yielding and i rise in strong support of h.r. 6604 and commend my colleague, the gentlelady from california, ms. pelosi, for sponsoring this resolution. tip o'neill needs no introduction to this body. those respect and admire tip's record, and his long shadow he cast over the people's house. we all know his best known fame, all politics is local. it's certainly true today as we propose to name a building right here at the foot of capitol hill, a stone's throw from this great dome, in honor the our 55th speaker. this is one of those moments when you wonder how the honoree would feel. especially when it's someone like tip who never quite held back his opinions. perhaps he would have enjoyed seeing leaders from opposite sides of the aisle come together to give him a well deserved hurrah. surely he would have go
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less than one percent between those two. california of course now you are go to see numbers like this, president obama with 54%. mitt romney 46%. a closer look at the state of cal cool -- at the state of california. california voted democrat, but what might surprise you are these huge chunks of red all people who voted for mitt romney within california. those red counties don't have the juice, don't have the population density as the blue counties on the coast which turned the state blue and give the win to president obama. coming up, we'll look at the u.s. house of representatives map show you the interesting races decided there overnight. >>> let's take a look at capitol hill. the president will face the same divided congress next year. democrats retain control of the senate, republicans keep control of the house. democrats have 52 seats, republicans have 54. three senate races are undecided. 20 seats were a tossup, democrats needed 25 seats to gain control, no change in leadership there. >> governor brown's proposal to raise taxes to rescue schools was the big issue. the margin to
in the hash tag. see what others are doing. we are live in the newsroom. ktvu. >> polls close in california in less than an hour. a lot more election coverage coming up. >> first another look at ohio. probably the most closely watched of the votes as you can see a very tight race in ohio. the president at this hour leading, the governor 51% to 49%. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow. you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah, blah, blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no, we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver. only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. . >>> as you know several swing states playing a critical role in the election. >> we will talk about them all night. heather and ken are back with updated numbers on ohio and new hampshir
up, we will talk to the top democratic leader in the state of california who's attending tonight's event. that's attorney general harris in chicago. ken prichard, channel 2 news. >>> getting results from back east. ken and heather are watching those with the latest returns. >> we have fight -- five states that brings mitt romney 3 electoral votes. indiana went to president obama four years but not this time, mitt romney has been declared the winner of indiana, 55 to 45%. take a look at kentucky, another win for mitt romney, 59 to 41%. again, no surprises here. these are states that didn't turn out any differently than projected. >> let's take another look at another state and that is the state of west virginia, you can see with the five electoral votes going to mitt romney. if you look here, you can see south carolina went to mitt romney. no big surprises. we want to take to you vermont that went to president obama. that too was expected. if you take a look at the map where we are focusing on is ohio. mitt romney capturing the neighboring states. a key battleground state, contin
feinstein lever for a full term in office. california voters have 11 propositions. among them was proposition 30 the governor's temporary tax measures. the initiative passed by 700,000. dan kerman has the governor's reaction. >> the election last night was a clear and resounding victory for children, schools and the california dream. >> governor jerry brown took his victory lap applauding the voters. and of the people have put their trust in a bowl path forward and i intend to do everything in my power to honor that trust. >> if that would have filled the water triggered massive cuts to education with a shortening of the school of k-12. and tuition increases at the university level. >> we are not seeing those big cutbacks in higher education for going forward. we are going to see about $2,500 per student going into over schools in california for the next four-five years. >> the governor says that there is not going to be any pinch spending with the temporary tax increases instead, the state will pay its bills and invest inright prt this has passed the voter isn't asking to see
and bar public funds from funding abortions. in california, voters defeated ballot measures to repeal the death penalty and another that would have required labeling of genetically modified foods. a separate measure to ease penalties for nonviolent offenses under california's three strikes law was approved. california voters rejected measure that would have curbed the political influence of unions. in montana, voters overwhelmingly approved a measure that would limit corporate spending on elections while colorado voters also resoundingly approved a measure @acking a constitutional amendment that would call for the same. in a historic vote, voters in colorado and washington state have legalized marijuana for recreational use, becoming the first u.s. states to do so and setting up a potential clash with the federal government. tuesday's elections are reports of widespread voting issues ranging from a voter machine malfunctions to up lines to a poll watcher challenges and confusion over voter id laws that have been weakened or blocked. florida voters waited up to seven hours to cast thei
that continue to do better. in states like california that are now threatened with exact same spending problems that we've seen in washington. stuart: travis brown, ma pleasure indeed, you're the first guest on the show and you called it for romney. you're on videotape. thank you very much. new at 10 we will get the latest poll from maris and rasmussen reports. it's a dead heat with the other polls with less than a day to go. at the top of the hour, a fresh look at the race with the very latest polls, fresh out of the box this morning. don't forget tomorrow there will be two servings of "varney & company," we will be on at our regular time. 9:20 a.m. eastern and then back tomorrow night for a "varney & company" special election edition, 5 p.m. eastern, please don't miss it, all-star lineup for you. back to the column, apple says it virtually sold out of the ipad mini, 3 million sold, really? >> here is the thing. 3 million ipads sold over three days, however, they're not breaking whether it was ipad mini or the original ipad or the ipad 3 or the 2 or whatever, okay? all we know 3 million ipads
clinton set during his second term. the head of california republican party raising taxes is still taboo and hopes house republicans hold their ground. >> student compromise is driving the economy down. and they need to work on government reform at all levels. >> time for the guys to reach a compromise here, if congress fails to reach an agreement soon, a tax hike and drastic spending hikes will take affect on january 1. leaders of both parties reaching out on capitol hill. we'll have that development in the second half hour. >> stocks suffered their worst one day loss of the year. the dow dropped and investors looking past the election and focusing on big problems ahead in europe and potentially in washington. cory johnson will join with us a parkt recap in about 10 minutes.. >> now, to the elections over. has outlook changed in silicon valley? >> abc 7 news david louie checks on the pulse of the local economy. >> happening now, i'm david louie. the electric was yesterday, but today a kind of referendum held on wall street. investors selling off in such a way it could impact everything
tuman, thank you. >>> well, california reached an all-time high of 18.2 million registered voters in the last week. a field poll estimate says voter turnout would reach 70% yesterday nationwide voter turnout was lighter than in 2008 but polls in virginia and florida had to stay open late to accommodate long lines of voters. >> i have to tell you that i voted in a garage yesterday. >> i know you did. >> it was a first. i had never even heard of that, lawrence. >> that's what we do in california, michelle. wherever we need to vote, that's where we go. it was a great day yesterday but what changes we're seeing this morning! low clouds and fog have swept back onshore. the sea breeeze is kicking in so temperatures will be a whole lot different outside today. we have some dense fog out there, as well. so watch out for that. a little misty at the coastline. some fog made its way inside the bay as well, some dense fog showing up in some of the north bay valleys. 54 degrees now in san francisco. 57 in san jose. 51 in santa rosa. high pressure now giving way to that trough that's sitting al
storm warnings, you can see the majestic color, those are warnings. northern california expected to get snow at higher elevations, but not so much in the cascades. not a lot of moisture available. so, the west definitely seeing some changes from that warm weather pattern we were in. you notice the snowfall predictions, many of the mountains of california, only expecting a couple of inches here or there. the mountainous areas of idaho and montana would be the jackpot of this storm. so, as far as the forecast goes for today, notice the cooler temperatures, chance of showers many areas of the west. and watch out, travel not advised up through idaho and montana this afternoon. that's a look at your national forecast. now he cooler air mass, the skies should fill in quickly. so, the good news, i guess, with this big storm in the northern plains, it's not going to head to the east coast. that area's going to be spared, for once. >> i guess we don't get a third whammy. >> no. >> bill, thanks so much. >>> well, congressman jesse jackson jr. won re-election but could lose with the feds? and elec
. california's 55 electoral votes obviously helped put president obama back in the white house for another four years. in florida, one of the key swing states, there were long lines at a lot of polling places that stretched well into the evening. observers say high voter turn out, long ballots 11 pages in some counties and some minor computer glitches contributed to long waits. we heard reports in some cases this is amazing of three hour waits in some spots during the lunch hour. and as of now, florida is still too close to call. >> for weeks the polls have pointed to a very tight presidential race coming down to a few key states. >> ken wayne and heather -- [captioner transition. >>> the winner with a lot fewer than 98% of the votes. and the reason for that was most of the gop strong holds in ohio had been counted and still a large number of votes in the subsqushs and northern ohio, the big cities where there are strong democrat there. so more democrat and that's why ohio was kaldz even though we didn't a 100% of the vote counseled. . >> we do have some more swing states to look at. new hampsh
he calls the california dream. voters have approved proposition 30 his education tax initiative. you can see on the screen. 54% to 46%. and that is with -- actually that is all of the precincts reporting out. tara moriarty is in san francisco with what the vote means for california's public schools. >> reporter: we are standing in front of mission high school. and it is one of the oldest in fact the oldest high school in san francisco and it's struggling but the students here may now benefit from prop 30 passage. san francisco voters overwhelmingly supported the measure as did folks in alameda and santa cruz. they all raise the states sales tax by a quarter of a cent for four years and increase income taxes for people that make $250,000 a year by up to three percentage points. it's projected to raise $6 billion a year for schools. >> when i ran for governor, i did say i said three things. one, i want to level with you tell you the truth no more smoke and mirrors on the budget. two, we're not going to have any taxes unless the people themselves vote for it. and three we're going to mo
imitates that money to spend it. the california. propositn 30 just passed. everybody thought they were voting to give money to schools. then they found out, it's not going to schools, it's going to the pensions come. the schools are not gettng a dime. they found out something else, its record -- retroactive to january 12012. tom: are you serious? did just passed a tax law that will go back to the beginning of the year? >> absolutely right. property is retroactive. the tax part of it is retroactive to january 1st 2012. the money generated from that goes to solidify the pesions of the teachers. it does not go to the schools at all. these are the games the democrats played day in, day out, wheeher it's california or waington d.c. tom: well, there have been some people lately that have been talking about one prominent publisher from weekly standard, bill kristol. they have been playing that over and over again. you know, after all i guess tea party people and everybody else and not too concerned about raising taxes on millionaires because half of them live in hollywood. are they goin to --
have still been taxed. he looks like california's state budget stays intact with the passage of prompt 30. >> in washington and colorado than stashed they legalized marijuana for recreational use. this drug would be subject to state regulations and taxes. legal experts stated that this will lead to a supreme court battle with the federal government. it may have a similar issue. >> last check wall street on this day after election. >> the index of the future has been higher but they reversed. the european union slashed its workers. and the european stocks went down blower. >> will take day quick break. it is foggy on the bridge and it is like this on the a lot of the area. =8 you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con baits are specially formulated to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-con. get out. we have a live look from the scene. kron forced jackie sissel. you are looking at some of the emergency vehicles they're trying to get traffic squeeze into one line. you are looking at the eastbound side of highway 24 right at the over in the crossroads. a trailer from a big rig was s
's election day. and the polls here in california just opened about 55 second ago. the months of campaigning the millions of dollars spent on ads comes down to this day. the presidential race remains a dead heat with the latest poll showing president obama and mitt romney still neck in neck in the all important battleground states. mitt romney voted this morning near his boston area home with his wife. romney is now heading to ohio and then pennsylvania where he is making last-minute campaign appearances. this was just announced yesterday before heading back to boston this evening. president obama is back home in chicago where he will watch the results come in later this evening. coming up at 7:15, we will have a guide to the key returns today and when we could know the results of the presidential election. >> time 7:01 you heard tori the polls opened moments ago here in california. we have reporters all over the bay area covering today's local, state and national issues. you see the reporters there tara and everybody else we will start with ktvu's at polling place in san jose good morning.
cal democrat -- top california democrat, harris, worked closely with the barack obama campaign. but said a promising victory tonight she says it is more tporpt get out the vote -- more important to get out the vote even in these hours. >> the reality is that there are, for example in ohio, last election cycle we won by 5 votes precinct. to vote it is express your voice. if we want our issues heard express your voice. at this point in the evening i want to encourage everyone to vote and we can talk about how much we enjoyed the celebration later. [ laughter ] >> well, of course, in addition to the question, the big question of who will win tonight the other question is when will we know in they believe it will be a long night. they believe we will have the answer to who will win this contest by tomorrow morning. back to you. >>> now, as we mentioned polls closed in several more states moments ago. >> we go once again to the polls. >> reporter: i want to tell you just a few minutes ago we got word that the associated press is now projecting that mitt romney will in fact win utah
. california emergency management agency is encouraging us tv emergency kit stocked with things lick battery operated radio and flashlight with extra battery. 3 day supply of food and water for every member of the family and manual can opener. guidelines for stocking emergency kit and developing plan for your family in an emergency are posted on our web site. check it out when you can. good important information there. >> as we continue, water war in the central valley. >> there's enough water for everybody but not for everybody greed. >>reporter: coming up next. historic step to restoring the san joaquin river. 7 news at 9 [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- what starts with adding a friend... ♪ ♪ ...could end with adding a close friend. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on, offering some of our best values of the year. this is the pursuit of perfection. u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for cr
't-- >> and when we come back from collective bargaining, to gay marriage in maryland, to a tax hike in california and look how big ballot measures fared across the country. where others fail, droid powers through. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. >> we have a vote of the people. i think the only place in america where a state actually said, let's raise our taxes for our kids, for our schools, for our california dreams. >> a big night for democrats, including california governor jerry brown, whose plan to balance the state budget or try to with a 6 billion dollar tax hike was 64% of the vote. it wasn't such a big night of the unions, the greatest defeat perhaps in michigan, 58% of voters rejected a measure to put collective bargaining in the confusi constitution. connell, you covered the michigan results. that's a big union state. what happened? >> boy, paul, this is a huge defeat for the unions in michigan, no question about it. basically the voters looked at this and they said they weren't willing to be union's guinea pig for the plan to get the
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, -- well when we come back, talk about crazy times, only california, where things so bad, public said, go ahead screw to us the wall, taxes on armageddon, they approved not one attack proposition, to raise taxes on rich, they said, you know, while we're at it, why not just stick it to the rest of us in? this is why they are sawing off california as we speak, it will be a -- colon i am neil: i hope this is not a trend, in california, such a basket case, they just throw anything out there that floats, latest two different propositions and a number of other that call for hiking taxes on anything and everything, one targeted on wealthy. i think 225,000, and over and a separate proposition, why not tax everyone else. i am being simplistic, but in california, they run out of things to cut, so now they cut to the let's raise your taxes. we have a well-known developer, a key obama fundraiser joining us. i told don possible els he shoue obama team. good to have you back. neil: race turned out like you said. >> it did, president got reelectioned . >> despite your concern about attacking the rich, w
. california teachers are working phone banks across the state encouraging people to vote for proposition 30 tomorrow and opponents rather of prop 30 are working equally as hard to encourage a no vote. >> six days ago october 29th i gave birth to this little guy. he's going to be in public schools in five years. i have a first grader as well. prop 30 is vital not only to my career but to my kids and kids in california. >> what we see in this proposition is a kind of a cynical effort to threaten voters with a loss of education in order to get their vote for more funding for the general fund. >> at 4:30 today governor brown will attend a get out the vote rally in san francisco with focus on supporting proposition 30. senator dianne feinstein, mayor ed lee, and former san francisco governor larry brown. >>> yesterday oakland city council woman jane brianer says she plans to sue her opponent barbara parker. it's over last minute mailers that claims brianer had been suspended from the state bar. the california state bar website shows that brianer was inactive from 1995 to 1997 for not completing
the passing of the proposition in california. schools will receive $14 billion more over the next four years than they would have if the measure had failed. high-earning californians may have to recalculate their budgets. under prop 30, people making more than $250,000 a year will pay up to 3% more in income taxes than in previous years. that's retroactive. and the sales tax is going up .25. >>> in a short while, some people will get extra help for the holidays. janine de la vega live in san jose where about 100 people camped out overnight in the rain and the cold. so janine, what are they waiting for? >> reporter: they are waiting for a holiday giveaway. it's cold out here. it's in the mid-40s. for these people waiting here, it's been a rough night. despite that they have camped out. they've had tarps and tents. some of them umbrellas. they are huddled up with blankets. a short while ago, volunteers started handing out coffee to warm some of these people up. they are all waiting to register for this holiday giveaway here at the sacred heart community. more than 250 people are waiting in li
measure that would raise taxes to benefit california's schools. the biggest backer of prop 38 was civil rights attorney molly munger. she spent at least $20 million on the yes on 38 campaign. >>> 6:10 now. an attempt to repeal california's death penalty law was narrowly rejected by the voters yesterday with just 6% of ballots unaccounted for right now. 53% of the state voters oppose prop 34. the ballot measure would have wiped out the largest death row population in the country. but while prop 34 appears destined for defeat, some activists are finding a silver lining in all of this. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is outside san quentin state prison in marin county with the encouraging signs some death penalty opponents are seeing today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's because now the death penalty is back on the talking table because this is the first time in 30 years we have seen a statewide vote on whether or not to keep the death penalty. now, the measure would have replaced the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of parole. this would convert
bob menendez and new york congressman peter king. then dissecting tuesday's results with california governor jerry brown. plus, cnn's dana bash looks at the grand old party and the new electorate with a foursome of republicans. former presidential candidate jon huntsman, congresswoman cathy mcmorris-rodgers. former commerce secretary carlos gutierrez, and conservative activist gary bauer piem candy crowley. and this is "state of the union." >>> good morning from california. the state that led the tax cut revolution in the late '70s but this past tuesday voted to raise taxes. we'll talk to governor jerry brown later in the show. but first, that fiscal cliff. those tax cuts and spending hikes scheduled to take place at the end of the year unless congress acts. president obama and john boehner picked up where they left off in dueling public appearances where both sounded conciliatory but didn't seem to budge much. you must add to the president's to-do list one more thing. he needs a cia director after general david petraeus resigned, admitting to an extramarital affair. joining me now
've seen all these medical marijuana dispensaries in california. there are three other states, massachusetts, arkansas, montana are already allowing those for medical marijuana and 17 other seats. and washington, call lebron o in massachusetts those are most likely to pass. arkansas or an organ is most likely to fail. the porsche for recreation was " put on the ballot later defended it would be the first state in the southern sections to allow medical marijuana. when we talk about medical marijuana keep that-porsch pu sh//or medical marijuana it would have a very small amount. they've been trying this forcibly years. >> realistically how many states how likely are those going to pass? >> many people are going to say that it is likely to weapon in these states but look back at what happened in california. likely to- happened and what these states in 2010 but it did not pass in 2010. with least two of those states will recognize marijuana. >> the future of education in california will be decided by voters. there are two propositions tax increases. one of them as proposition 3 th
. >> and california oil refineries take the heat, with new research suggesting companies mission led the public about refinery shut-downs. we'll tell you about a hearing happening later. mornings on 2 starts right now. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning, welcome. it is thursday, november 15th. were gas prices art fistly inflicted? a hearing could race -- were artificially inflated? >> a hearing is taking place. a stunning new report will be presented at the hearing. good morning, alex. >> reporter: that suggestingings that refineries produced gas lynn it's a team that the public was -- at a time that the public was told the contrary. and that was responsibility for the gas spikes earlier. now a state senate hearing will be looking into whether drivers were paying more for gas than they should have been. lawmakers will be presented with a new report that was prepared by oregon based mccullough research. it combed through environmental documents and found california refineries were operating during supposed outages and maintenance shut downs
40% of california prisoners serving life sentences were sentenced for -- african-american despite california being 6.6 african-american. three strikes stands as a stark reminder of the unintended democracy. the stakes are just as high in the stakes around the country as history is poised to be made. voters have the chance to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana for use by adults. voters in maryland could be the first to endorse gay marriage by popular vote. voters seem poised to pass a proposition that would reform that same three strikes law. using direct democracy. joining us is sue, the director of policy and strategic politics at the state's network. adam, the founder and president of freedom to marry and bob herbert back at the table. sue, i want to start with you. there was an iconic moment in 2004, particularly with the anti-gay marriage ballot initiatives. it seemed like the right seized this particular tactic as their own and were using it. the other thing that strikes me is this initiatives passed in a bunch of states and taxpayer bill of rights passed in colorado. surve
select artificial trees. ♪ ♪ >>> head lives making news on the west coast in california the oakland tribune has a front page article titled "shock at exit of cia's leader." it's one of many paperers that put the resignation of general petraeus on their front pages. the seattle times "governor elect jay inches lee let's get to work." and the press telegram in long beach, california has the story "you're fired" with an article on the lakers dismissal of second year coach mike brown. in this week's office politics, the "washington post's" pulitzer prize winning column eugene robinson. we talked about the election night speeches and how president can better reach across the aisle in his second term. i talked to him about his election takeaway. >> the big takeaway from me, this is the america of today. the voters who really turned out and turned out enthusiastically, the electorate was a different electorate from that which the republicans expected. it was the electorate of the new america. more minorities, especially more latinos. women came out. we knew women would come out in large nu
california shot and killed a u.s. marine from san jose this weekend. officers with the palm springs police say corporal allen dvalena, the marine hit one of the officers with a car in his parking lot and that's when police open fired, killing him. another marine with him was arrested for public intoxication intoxication. >>> investigators in marin county are looking into a deadly accident in which a truck plunged into nicasio reservoir. emergency workers pulled the victim from the truck and tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate him. >>> a verdict will be announced in the trial of a rapist. frederick doser is accused of raping and beating three women. the jury reached a verdict on friday and it will be publicly announced today at about 9:30. >>> and a morgan hill woman is expected to enter a plea to face charges including abandoned her young daughter. prosecutors say marcy erico attended a shop -- attempted to shoplift and then abandoned her daughter to face security guards and police. >>> lawrence is about to do a little rain dance. >> time to clean out the gutters and get ready to go. we're
that in california and north carolina, two of the most recent bills, it was voted down. you don't say that. so how do you -- >> you miss my point is that for the first time ever in this past election, three states voted. the voters decided -- did she. >> bill: that's a legitimate point. but you come off as a propaganda. >> no i'm not. that's what happened. and in other states like california, you have people like the former bush solicitor general ted olson fighting for gay marriage. >> wait a minute, guys. in america we have democratic process. we have ways where the people can speak. so it's to states that the people in certain states want to legalize gay marriage, they can. the bigger point here is the left doesn't wait for the democratic process. they come in and disrupt in order to tear down. and celebrate the global socialist agenda which is what all this about. >> bill: you said people don't want gay marriage, they can vote against it. they have and the courts overturn it. >> exactly. >> bill: they don't care what they say. >> my point is that the left goes around the process in order to tear i
. >> california gov. jerry brown is making a final swing to the state pushing proposition 30. that is his temporary tax measure and that funding education and preventing another round of budget cuts. among his stops in a, san francisco. >> it was here that the governor and a variety of well-known politicians are making their final push in favor of proposition 30. it is backed by the governor and the teachers' union raising the income tax proposition 30's goes into the general fund and least for the issue will be felt towards education. 4312, agitation and universities. teachers say that it could be devastating for teachers if it did not pass. >> in the past if we did not see this past week could see people disappearing. >> not everybody is an support of proposition dirty. many people have been at defeating the initiative in the tax increases. >> this would be the highest taxed state in the nascen natio. this is only going to drive more jobs and people out of the state. it could decrease revenue. we need to attract businesses back to this to the california. >> coming up a full report with
aim reporting. >> closer to home the future of education funding in california would put to voters today. two propositions on the state ballot and to give more money to education through temporary tax increase. one measure is proposition 38 vs tax which has the backing of the other. opposition 30 fails it will force an additional $6 billion cut triggering massive cuts to education. 4.5 from cape through eight education. 500 million cut to public universities which will lead to fewer class offerings and the possibility of tuition increases. >> proposition 38 the competing bill is looking to raise money for education plan temporary income tax hike. you cannot vote yes for both of you like. proposition 30 does began pumping money into the educational system leave it. >> measure and will place a one penny per ounce tax on sugary drinks. tricks like soda and sports drinks. basically any beverage that contains a caloric sweetener. it would not apply to 100 percent juice drinks nor honestly know. same-sex marriages on the ballot in several states. voters in maine and maryland and washingt
. gay marriage, california raising their own taxes. i cannot follow the measures so let's turn to "reason" magazine or the brains behind them, editor-in-chief maxwell each and matt3 legalizing marijuana recreational use. gay marriage, california raising their own taxes. i cannot follow the measures so let's turn to "reason" magazine or the brains behind them, editor-in-chief maxwell each and matt glesby. did for you know, when it? >> a little bit. look at opportunities americans had yesterday to vote in a libertarian and direction of. and with colorado and washington is a huge geo on a drug prohibition that is how it will end in this country like alcohol prohibition. john: alcohol prohibition was repealed by individual states before the federal government? >> one dozen states by the end of the period. john: new york was three years. 104 -- 10 years and forstmann was up to the fed. >> states lived in open defiance than the federal government cannot enforce it the fast majority is that the state level there are not enough agents to go to every colorado pot smoker. >> gapped the
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